Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Flower of the Day: 11/18/14

“Cultivating silence for just five minutes a day is enough. Divide these five minutes into periods of one minute each to be practiced before your main activities of the day. When the mind is going in all directions, simply withdraw for one minute and make yourself completely present. Let go of all your worries, expectations, desires, and thoughts. Feel yourself occupying your body and focus on the emptiness between your thoughts. You can prepare the field for this minute of silence through soft, deep breaths through the nostrils. This is a magical one minute because your mind may be wherever it is, but in this moment it returns to presence.”

Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma

The Great Heart Way | November 18, 2014

If we learn to keep our mind quiet through meditation, to just stay present with our feelings, to connect with our heart, to let go of the story lines, and to directly feel all the unpleasant sensations associated with our emotional hurts, then the heart will open and we can approach each situation from a wider perspective.

- Gerry Shishin Wick, Roshi, "The Great Heart Way"